Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Kinze Manufacturing Announces Layoffs Due to Low Grain Prices

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (AP) – Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 121 workers as low grain prices have slowed farmer purchases. The Des Moines Register reports the Williamsburg-based company announced Monday that office and factory worker cuts will be effective June 18. The eastern Iowa company makes planters and grain carts.


Details Released about Buchanan County Chase

Authorities have released details about a vehicle chase through Buchanan County last week.   The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried stopping a vehicle east of Stanley last Monday, but the driver wouldn’t stop and a chase ensued. The chase came to an end when the vehicle stopped at a home in Lamont.

Northey Provides Recommendations for No-Till or Strip-Till Farmers

DES MOINES – Farmers in Iowa continue to expand usage of no-till or strip-till to limit runoff, improve water quality and reduce production costs.  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today shared a list of recommendations and resources that are valuable for experienced no-/strip-tillers and those new to the practice.   “We are in the


Dubuque County Bridge Destroyed in Fire

A Dubuque County bridge was destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon. Authorities say a Canadian Pacific railroad bridge located between Specht’s Ferry Road and River Valley Lane sustained an estimated 100-thousand dollars in damage. The bridge runs along the Mississippi River. No one was injured in the fire. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department says the


HS Sports: Boys’ Golf Recap

The West Delaware boys’ golf team swept Mount Vernon on Friday.   The Hawks hosted the meet at Pin Oak, with the varsity winning 150-155. West Delaware’s Trent Shaw was the top medalist with a score of 34 (two under par). West Delaware’s Clayton Larson finished as runner-up, one under par with a 35.